Some people have the ability to sense impending earthquakes, much as animals can. The advantage with people is that we can more easily investigate how and why this sensing phenomenon works.
An “Earthquake Sensitive” is a person who seemingly has the ability to predict coming earthquakes. When an earthquake is imminent, these sensitive people have certain physical, emotional, and mental symptoms or sensations. Some of these alerting symptoms are ear ringing, being dizzy, unusual ear sounds, intense dreams, uneasiness or anxiety, headaches, unexplained aches or pains, and/or visions of the future.
These earthquake predictors are picking up signals from the earth or elsewhere that we do not understand yet. Enough accurate predictions have occurred by earthquake-sensitive-people to raise the interest level in the scientific world. Some researchers are studying earthquake sensitive people to understand this effect in people and in animals. The advantage with working with people is that we can ask these people questions and receive answers, whereas we cannot do that as easily in animals or plants.
This earthquake prediction ability is unwanted in some people, however. Hence, some of these earthquake sensitive people seek to minimize or eliminate this prediction ability. Ways to control these earthquake symptoms include biofeedback and possibly hypnosis. Yet, biofeedback and hypnosis is used in others areas to aid teaching or learning, e.g. sports or relaxation therapy. Therefore, it seems reasonable to me that if biofeedback and hypnosis are used to “unlearn” certain things, these techniques could be used to “learn” earthquake prediction.
The prospective trainee would have to be a “sensitive” person as a prerequisite. Sensitive people are very aware of their surroundings, physical condition, thoughts, and feelings.
The setting for this training area would be in a location that has frequent earth tremors. This sensitive person would log their thoughts, dreams, feelings, sensations on a daily basis. Galvanic Skin Response Sensors could provide a quantitative measure of the earthquake sensing within a person. This log would then be compared against local seismographic data for a given time period. When a trainee makes an accurate prediction, this desired response would be positively reinforced.
In advanced learning, computer assisted training could be used to streamline the learning process.
Hypnotic suggestions could increase this effect, since hypnosis is often used with biofeedback training. Hypnosis is a well-known learning aid, used in many areas of education, e.g. changing habits.
- Nature sends us signals that an earthquake is going to happen. Animals and some people can sense these signals.
- In humans, this earthquake sensing ability might be learned.
- Much can be learned from earthquake sensitive people.
For more information:
- Earthquake Sensitive People
- The Man who Predicts Earthquakes: Jim Berkland, Maverick Geologist : how His Quake Warnings Can Save Lives by Cal Orey, Sentient Publications, 2006
- Earthquake Sensitive Humans, Animals, and Plants